Mar. 22, 1997
Notre Dame Men's Tennis Sweeps Ball State, 7-0
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Irish won their fifth straight after they demolished Ball State. The men's tennis team swept the competition in both doubles and singles for a 7-0 victory. The win elevates the Irish to a 14-4 record on the year.
In singles action Notre Dame took all but one of the matches in two sets. At the number one slot Ryan Sachrine defeated Bryan Smith 6-4, 6-3. Ryan Simme recorded a 6-0, 6-3 win against Patrick Vizzone at the number three position. The closest Ball State came to a match point was at the number four slot. Kevin Donovan, of Ball State, took Dan Rothschild into a third set after tieing the match at 1-1 with a 6-2 set win in the second set. Rothschild preserved the shut out with a 6-2 win in the final set.
In doubles play the Irish continued their dominance. Notre Dame swept the doubles matches 8-4, 9-8, 8-2.
No. 1 Ryan Sachrine (ND) def. Bryan Smith (BS) 6-4, 6-3.
No. 2 Jakob Pietrowski (ND) def. Daniel Rheydt (BS) 6-3, 6-3.
No. 3 Ryan Simme (ND) def. def. Patrick Vizzone (BS) 6-0, 6-3.
No. 4 Brian Patterson (ND) def. J.D. Hall (BS) 6-3, 6-3.
No. 5 Dan Rothschild (ND) def. Kevin Donovan (BS) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.
No. 6 Eric Enloe (ND) def. Juan Fernandez (BS) 6-4, 6-3.
No. 1 Pietrowski/Smith (ND) def. Patterson/Donovan (BS) 8-4.
No. 2 Sachrine/Rheydt (ND) def. Miller/Vizzone (BS) 9-8.
No. 3 Simme/Hall (ND) def. Rothschild/Domenech (BS) 8-2.